The Book of WHAT?

ISBN 1 904919 19 7

135 x 202 mm

Hardback

320pp

RRP £7.99

The Book of WHAT?

Compiled and edited by Rodney Dale

A Thesaurus of THINGS EVERYDAY & ESOTERIC


Among the treasures you will discover in What?


DUKW – (pron. 'Duck') An amphibious WWII US Army vehicle, happily named from its factory code letters D = boat, U = lorry, KW = lorry chassis.


Exonym – What a place abroad is called in English; hence Lodz (rather than Wutsh), Paris (to rhyme with Harris), Tiflis (rather than Tiblisi), and so on.


Googlewhack – A Google search producing a single result.


Mullet – A hairstyle described as 'business in front; party in back'.